For 43 years, the Life Time Chicago Turkey Trot 5K & 8K has delighted the local community as well as their extended friends and family as the essential Thanksgiving run of the season.

We welcome over 8,000 runners to Lincoln Park where they will depart through beautiful foliage and crisp autumnal breezes to finish their first ‘course’ of the day.

Life Time Members Early Access Registration

Life Time owns and produces some of the most incredible athletic events in the world, including the Life Time Turkey Trot. Along with athletic events, Life Time’s goal is to reshape the way people approach health and fitness with its healthy way of life communities. As a Life Time member, you get access to our athletic events one week before the event registration or lottery opens to the general public. A Life Time membership also provides you with access to 150+ Life Time athletic country club destinations in the United States and Canada, plus a comprehensive digital platform — all for your happy, healthy way of life.

Race OptionsNovember 15 - November 25 (or upon sellout)
Plymouth Rock Ramble$25
  • Limited edition long sleeve race shirt
  • Finisher medal for all who cross the finish line
  • Complimentary beer (must be 21 years or older with photo ID)
  • Post-race food and hot beverages
  • Access to the Turkey Day Tailgate finish festival

*2018 shirt and medal pictured.

Walkers, speedsters and strollers alike, gather your whole family, friends and turkeys to join you at the Turkey Trot Chicago. Flocks of 10 or more will be rewarded.

  • While registering for the race, be sure to enter the “Team/Flock name” you’ll be affiliated with to participate in the contest.
  • Designate a Flock Captain
  • Each flock with 10 or more registrants will receive a turkey inspired gift for each of the flock members.
    • Flock Captain will pick up their team’s gifts at the Turkey Day Tailgate Finish Festival.

*Teams/Flocks participating under a racing team, charity team or other program are not eligible.
**2019 Gift Pictured

While Life Time is committed to planning our scheduled events in 2021, we don’t know the extent to which our lineup will continue to be impacted by COVID-19. As such we have revisited and revised our policy on entry refunds, deferrals, and transfers to provide more athlete flexibility for event participation. A link to this policy will be included in the registration process, whereby participants must indicate that they understand and accept the terms.

Days OutBy Life TimeBy Participant
90+100% Refund100% Refund
Free DeferralFree Deferral
15-8970% Refund70% Refund
Free Deferral$30 Full/Half Transfer/Defer

$10 5K/10 Transfer/Defer
14 or lessNo RefundNo Refund
Free Deferral$30 Full/Half Transfer/Defer

$10 5K/10 Transfer/Defer
  • No refunds on services fees, donations or merchandise.
  • Deferrals are only good for the following year, in the same event.
  • No refunds on transactions over 365 days.
How to defer your registration:
The defer option can be found by logging on to RunSignUp, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Defer Registration.
For a video and screenshot instructions, please visit here:
If you are extending your deferral from the 2020 event to 2022, you must redeem your 2021 deferral first and then follow the steps above.